Difference between ninjutsu and Jujitsu-related arts

Tony Dismukes

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Is there any video of ninja sparring?

Yeah - just google ninjutsu sparring....

Ive seen some sparring from X-kan groups where they clearly dont understand the concept of actual sparring. Uke just randomly spams the same stylized, incompetent attack that they use in drills until tori manages to execute a finishing move.

The only real sparring Ive found so far from any Takamatsuden group comes from the Akban folks. They seem to do some legit, competent sparring. What Ive seen ends up looking more like standard MMA sparring than the standard Bujinkan curriculum though. Dunc, do you know of any other groups besides Akban that have real sparring videos posted?

If I understand correctly, Akban traces their lineage back to Doron Navon (and then to Hatsumi obviously.) I went to a couple of Navons seminars back during my Bujinkan days and was favorably impressed.
 

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Ive seen some sparring from X-kan groups where they clearly dont understand the concept of actual sparring. Uke just randomly spams the same stylized, incompetent attack that they use in drills until tori manages to execute a finishing move.

The only real sparring Ive found so far from any Takamatsuden group comes from the Akban folks. They seem to do some legit, competent sparring. What Ive seen ends up looking more like standard MMA sparring than the standard Bujinkan curriculum though. Dunc, do you know of any other groups besides Akban that have real sparring videos posted?

If I understand correctly, Akban traces their lineage back to Doron Navon (and then to Hatsumi obviously.) I went to a couple of Navons seminars back during my Bujinkan days and was favorably impressed.

The Akban guys are the most prolific video posters with sparring. There are others too I guess
Sparring isnt really a core training method for the majority of groups so theres not a lot of sparring content there and naturally the quality of any particular group varies
 
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